CargoWise edi, a vendor of software for global supply-chain management, has built new Web-portal functionality into its ediEnterprise application. The enhancement will allow importers, customs brokers and forwarders to comply with the new "10+2" filing requirements of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The agency recently issued an interim final rule, requiring importers to file additional data elements for all shipments entering the U.S. The move pushes information-gathering requirements further up the supply chain, according to Bill Todd, business development manager with CargoWise. The rules will require importers to redeploy internal resources and reconfigure computer systems to accurately collect and report the new data to Customs. Companies failing to comply face penalties of $5,000 per violation. CargoWise said it will deliver the Importer Security Filing (ISF) add-on through ediEnterprise in time for Customs' implementation deadline of Jan. 26, 2009. The vendor has already added functionality to capture the remaining data elements required under ISF. At the same time, it is enhancing the functionality of its software to extend the data input from a Web interface directly into ediEnterprise.
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